2013 National Champion

Shadow Oak Bo

Shadow Oak Bo is a male setter owned by Butch Houston and Dr. John Dorminy and handled by Robin Gates.

Shadow Oak Bo’s performance

In the eyes of the judges, Bo’s performance in the 2013 National Championship came closer to meeting the Amesian Standard than any dog in the competition. His three hour performance began with a bang when at the two minute mark he was standing proud and tall in the cut milo field just to the right of the course. Braced with Rivertons Funseek’n Scooter, the handsome pointer and setter dualed it out for the next three hours.  When the dust began to settle with less than 15 minutes to go Bo had amassed a score of six perfectly handled finds and three backs of his brace mate who had managed five good covey finds. The icing on the cake for Bo came when he drifted out of sight to the front of the course as time was called. Within minutes Robin Gates’ hat was in the air with Bo once again standing proud and tall on his seventh and last find.  His birds were perfectly located, just as they had been on all his previous points and his manners were perfection to the wing and shot as Robin put the covey to flight!   

For complete photographic coverage of the 2013 National Championship visit the Ames Plantation Photo Album.